Findings on happiness in Hetschko (2014): study DE 1991

Author(s)Hetschko, C.
TitleOn the Misery of losing Self-employment.
SourceECONSTOR Working Paper, 2014, No. 2014/26, 1 - 37, Berlin, Germany
Public18-65 aged, general public, Germany, followed yearly, 1991-2012
Last assesment2012
Survey nameDE-SOEP combined waves
SampleProbability area sample
Respondents N =19436
 56367 person/year observations
Non ResponseNot available
AssesmentInterview: face-to-face
Happiness measure(s) used
Full textSelfreport on single question: Taking all things together, how satisfied are you with your life these days? Please answer with the help of this scale. For instance, when you are totally satisfied with your life, please tick '10'. When you are totally unsatisfied with your life, please tick '0'. You may use all values in between to indicate that you are neither totally satisfied nor totally unsatisfied." 10 totally satisfied 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0 totally unsatisfied
Page in publication8
RemarksWeighted mean computed by WDH team
Finding used in
nation ranks
 On original range 0 - 10On range 0 - 10
Standard deviation

Correlational findings

Author's label Our subject description
Employment arrangementshow  Current employment arrangement
Perceived chance of losing workshow  Concern about (un)employment
Reason for job losshow  Falling unemployed
Reason for job losshow  Reasons for change in employment, also classified as above ↑